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Kirby G5 Bagged Upright Vacuum

Kirby  G5 Bagged Upright Vacuum
alaScore 72

35 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 reviews of Kirby G5 Bagged Upright Vacuum. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Vacuums for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability. The usability is also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the size and price.

usability, reliability

price, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Vacuums the Kirby G5 Bagged Upright Vacuum is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: mike2moto (

11 years old, and still works as it did in the presentation


In 1997, I bought the Hoover "Windtunnel" vacuum, as they advertised it was supposed to be better than any other vacuum. Well, yes it was, for the 6 months I had it. It always clogged, and I always had to get it repaired. I had just got it back from...

Shampooer works great. easy to use, repairs seldomely needed

If there were any, would I still have it 10 years later???

Jul, 2008

Consumer review by: jahova (

Kirby G5- Strong, True and Triumphant


First off, I had a GSix which I accidently pushed of our stairway and made very strange noises when I turned it on. So I sold it's shampooer and it's remaining seven attachments-that my dog hadn't yet taken- to a local vacuum guy and sold the G6 to a ...

powerfull, more durable than my G6 and Sentria, transmission


Feb, 2008

Consumer review by: trishwise (

Kirby sucked me in too


Let me start by saying what a sucker I am. My husband and I moved into our house 4 years ago and needed a new vacuum since ours was broken in the move, so when the Kirby guy showed up on our doorstep he must have seen the words sucker written on my ...

does clean great IF you have carpet

Heavy, bulky, very costly, only uses expensive Kirby bags.

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: auntieruth (

Kirby Stays at my house--


I've been considering selling my G5 Kirby, because, 1. It is too darn heavy with its carpet attachment on it 2. It is too darn heavy without its carpet attachment on it. But what the heck, I have hard wood floors throughout most of the ...

Unbeatable. Will do everything related to cleaning, and then some.

Heavy. Expensive. Noisy. Hard to find the bags

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: aleroluver (

Awesome vacuum!


Let me give you some perspective about from where this review comes. I collect vacuums (mostly antiques, some modern) as a hobby... I have about 30 machines in total. I sold vacuums for Sears for two years and sold Kirbys door to door for about three ...

cleans great, will last forever, tech drive makes pushing easy

bad rep due to unethical sales practices

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: jgpingpong (

Still satisfied


We bought the G5 unit back in 1996 of course from a pushy salesman. Since we all know how that all goes, and how that is the most disatisfying part of this vacuum, I will not mention it from here on. So first the design. This definatly is not like any ...

Reliable, long lasting, powerful

too many accessories, expensive, noisy

Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: jwpearce (

10 Years and Still Sucks


We purchased the Kirby G5 vacuum in 1997. Horrendously overpriced, I'm still not sure how we ended up paying over $1,000 for a vacuum cleaner (note to anyone considering, the price IS negotiable). We have used this vacuum regularly for a decade now. ...

Very versatile, does a nice job, durable

Extremely expensive, heavy, supplies can be a pain to get

May, 2007

Consumer review by: wnddyer (

Just will not work!!!


Pretty good suction, can wash carpets also.

Breaking down constantly, traveling to buy bags.

Feb, 2007

Consumer review by: snyderfour (

Love this!!


Power assist, brute suction, many attachments, long cord, HEPPA filter, sturdy, company stands behind product

Heavy, wish it were bagless.

Mar, 2006

Consumer review by: epinionatedwon (



I, like many who read this, have had one of the Kirby salesmen enter my home. I already know most vacuums can go over the floor again and again usually removing something that was missed prior. Also, MOST of the attachments would be comparable on ...

Retro style, durable, seemingly indestructible, attachments galore, easy to use, easy to move, IT SUCKS

Still trying to find one...............

Feb, 2006